Tekashi says ... "He went on TMZ and he basically admitted to assaulting me. He said 'I did it, I did it, I did it. I never pressed charges on him, but he made himself a target by going on TMZ. I think it's a sad case."
The rainbow-haired rapper added, most likely with tongue-in-cheek ... "I wish him the best and a speedy recovery."
ItzMrBHN did indeed speak to TMZ back in May when he was captured on video giving 6ix9ine a glancing shot to the face. He claimed 6ix9ine was disrespectful in the past, and a security guard had assaulted him earlier that night.
The latest saga has spurred several reaction videos from ItzMrBHN on his IG page ... which makes this a classic case of punch for a punch, tooth for a tooth.